The city of Bangkok in Thailand is set to host the second edition of the Free Fire World Series hosting it for the second time in a row after the previous edition in 2022.
In total 18 teams from opposite regions of the globe are set to attend the event, with the World Series focusing on teams from South America and Asia.
The teams are distributed into three groups with 6 teams each:
- Thorrad – FFML Finals (Indonesia)
- Buriram United x EVOS – Pro League TH (Thailand)
- MIBR – LBFF Finals (Brazil)
- All Glory Gaming – FFL Points (LATAM)
- Magic Squad – LBFF Regular Season (Brazil)
- Hotshot Esports – Pakistan Qualifiers
- Furious Gaming - FFL Points (LATAM)
- WASK – MEA League (Middle East & Africa)
- RRQ Kazu - FFML Finals (Indonesia)
- GOW - Vietnam League
- CGGG - Pro League TH (Thailand)
- WAG – Vietnam League
- LOUD - LBFF Finals (Brazil)
- P Esports – Vietnam League
- Expand – MCPS Majors (Malaysia)
- EXP Esports - Pro League TH (Thailand)
- Osaka - FFL Points (LATAM)
- POCO Star - FFML Finals (Indonesia)
How to watch Free Fire World Series 2023
Additionally, different countries will have their own broadcasts in their local language.
Format, Prizepool distribution
The FFWS is divided into three phases: Knockout, Points Rush and the Grand Finals. The first phase, Knockout, will be on November 10-12 and November 17-19, with 6 matches per day. At this stage, the teams from the groups face each other and the top twelve will qualify for the next two stages.
Before we go to the Points Rush and Grand Finals phases, it’s worth understanding how the teams will score. Each kill means a point added, but placement in the match also results in a score:
- 1st – 12 points
- 2nd - 9 points
- 3rd – 8 points
- 4th – 7 points
- 5th – 6 points
- 6th – 5 points
- 7th – 4 points
- 8th – 3 points
- 9th – 2 points
- 10th – 1 point
- 11th-12th – 0 points
The twelve best teams with the most points in Knockout will move on to Points Rush. This phase will be played over November 24 and 25, and the teams will also play 6 matches each day.
Once this phase is over, on November 26, the teams play the Grand Finals. Depending on their position in the Points Rush, teams will play the Grand Finals by a certain number of points ahead:
- 1st – 8 points
- 2nd – 6 points
- 3rd – 5 points
- 4th – 4 points
- 5th – 3 points
- 6th – 2 points
- 7th-10th- 1 point
- 11th-12th – 0 points
The team that performs best and scores the most in the Grand Finals becomes champion of the Free Fire World Series 2023.
The 2023 edition of the FFWS will have the second lowest prize pool ever. The 2019 edition in São Paulo, Brazil had a prize pool of $400,000 USD. However, the following editions saw a significant decrease. In 2021, the prizepool was $2 million USD. 2022 had two editions with $1,820,000 USD in prize pool in the first edition of the year and $1,780,000 in the second edition of the year.
In 2023, the prize pool will be $1,000,000 USD.